You might still remember the extremely hot week in July. Recent measurements by UT scientists show that, during that heat wave, forests in the Netherlands emitted CO2. ‘This is very rare. We have not seen this situation since we started measuring in 2006. But we have to be careful not to overinterpret these measurements,’ says ITC researcher Christiaan van der Tol.
‘We have to do something, or our kids will have nothing left. We need to remove CO2 from the atmosphere,’ says professor Albert van den Berg about his initiative for a new research programme on Negative Emission Technologies. The programme was officially kicked off yesterday during a symposium at the UT.
De BIOS Lab-on-a-chip leerstoel van hoogleraar Albert van den Berg compenseert de CO₂-uitstoot van alle vliegreizen van vorig jaar. Van de 300 duizend gevlogen kilometers ruimen ze 43 ton CO₂ op door het mineraal olivijn te laten uitstrooien door het bedrijf greenSand.